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Department of Futures Studies
Year of Establishment : 1990
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Department of Futures Studies, University of Kerala, Kariavattom PO, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India - 695 581

Tel: +91-471-2305321 

e-mail: kufutures(at)gmail.com

For over a couple of decades, Department of Futures Studies at University of Kerala has played a significant role in imparting Futures Studies education, research and consultancy services. The department was established by the UGC in the academic year 1990-91 acknowledging the growing importance of Futures Studies as an academic discipline. Ever since its inception, the department has recognized and maintained the interdisciplinary, also the multidisciplinary, character of the field such as Futures Studies. Currently, the department is offering academic programmes, interdisciplinary M. Phil. in Futures Studies, M. Tech. (Technology Management), UGC innovative programme Post Graduate Diploma in Knowledge Management apart from Ph. D. programme. As well as its own faculty with international exposure and diverse backgrounds, the department draws academics and expertise from other research institutes as well as industry offering students a good choice. Many of the alumni are currently occupying the middle and top level positions in various multinational companies, state and central government departments and organizations and many are employed abroad.

The department is carrying out interdisciplinary research in various fields including Technology Management and Forecasting, System Dynamics, Mathematical Modeling and Simulation, Knowledge Management and Discrete Mathematics etc.. The research contributions of department in the area of Discrete Mathematics have attracted international attention. The Department has been partnering with University of Maribor, Slovenia and Erasmus University, Netherlands and is having exchange programs for the last seven years.

The department is also actively engaged in consultancy services. In order to facilitate the service, a consultancy centre named Consultancy Group for research and Forecasting (C-GRAF) was established in 1992. The prime objective of the centre is to undertake socially relevant consultancy works catering to the needs of the central and state governments and the organizations/institutes under its purview. Right from its inception C-Graf has successfully completed several interdisciplinary projects for various funding agencies.


Research Projects

  Upcoming Events:

1. National Conference on Foresight and Technology Futures (NCFTF)
    March 19-20, 2015
2. Pre Conference School of CALDAM 2016
(Indo Hungarian School on          Discrete Mathematics), 
February 15-16, 2016
Conference on Algorithms and Discrete Applied Mathematics (CALDAM 2016)
- February 18-20, 2016